Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Neighbor Parks Three Cars In Two Spaces!

K.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, (1) Each unit (there are two in all) has two parking spaces. My condo neighbors want to squeeze in their visiting son, for the summer, into two spaces, making it three cars in a two-car space. This would take up too much space in the common area and make it difficult for us to pull out of our parking spots. Are there any condo laws concerning…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Legal Voting

Can the Condo Board Vote by Email?

R.G. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, May the board vote via email? Mister Condo replies: R.G., please keep in mind that I am not an attorney so please consider my advice as friendly. If you feel your association Board has conducted improper voting by email you would be well advised to speak to a qualified attorney who can give you a more thorough answer and remedy. Here’s my friendly advice: The short answer…

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Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Condo Unit Owner Can’t Get Out of the Sun!

W.L. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo unit faces West. We have no trees or plants at the rear of our condo to provide shade. The sun generates so much heat, that our wood floors and furniture and fading in color. We had to buy black out curtains to keep the intense sun rays blocked. The association refuses to let us buy a sun setter awning, and an offside umbrella is…

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Assessments Buying Common Fees Condominium Financial Legal Neighbor Issues

Trickle Down Effect of Multiple Condo Unit Foreclosures Within an HOA

S.O. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’m considering buying a condo. But I noticed that it is having a foreclosure problem (due to not paying HOA fees). Should I not purchase the condo? What is the immediate or potential impact of foreclosure in an HOA if other units are foreclosed upon? Mister Condo replies: S.O., as you know, I am not an attorney so I cannot offer you a legal opinion on…

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